Very Unique Dining Experience Coming to the Cherry Hill House

Published July 30, 2016 at 1:57 am


Are you ready to dine at one of Canada’s most haunted houses?

The old Cherry Hill Restaurant has been vacant for nearly three years according to the new owner Penny Mccabe who plans to open a unique dining concept which eliminates wait times for your dining pleasure. 

Penny’s Favourites is taking over the historic 5,000 square foot home and it’s by reservation only. The concept is based on an online system to reserve one of three seatings (5 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm).

You are then required to place a small deposit on your order which will be ready upon your arrival. No waiting or filling up on appetizers or endless amounts of complimentary bread. It was a problem Penny wanted to eliminate at her restaurant and problem solved for ordinary people that turn hangry when hunger and waiting collide. 

The reservation will be held for only 15 minutes, at which point the table will open up to people who don’t have a reservation. The deposit along with the order placed online will be paid forward to the lucky ones that snatch your table. 

The restaurant’s basement lounge doesn’t require a reso and walk-ins can wait around for reservation no-shows or simply take in the eerieness over a drink. The basement and that side of the home are the oldest portions of it – it’s the original home before extensions were added. 

Penny explains that if you think about how long it takes to actually get your food in a restaurant especially in a large group with a menu that’s sometimes the size of a book – you could be waiting at least 30 to 45 minutes before you get your entrée.

“I’ll have better control over the preparation and quality of the food. I won’t have any warming trays and people with kids will eat right away – there’s no time for the kids to get fidgety”, says Penny. 

The menu is simple. It includes only ten of Penny’s favorite dishes, a limited wine, beer and liquor list. Although she isn’t a cook by trade, her love of cooking has driven her to jump head first into the industry. 

The home is over 200 years old and according to S.O.P.S (Southern Ontario Paranormal Society), the Cherry Hill House is one of Canada’s top haunted landmarks. You can find more information on it here

Penny hasn’t seen anything unusual in the house yet, although she hasn’t been there past 8 pm since she took ownership and started the renovations. If you’re wondering what happens after 8 pm, you’ll have to make a reservation once the restaurant opens its doors.

Stay tuned to insauga for the opening date.

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